Armed Forces Flag Day being observed today - Significance

Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India is being celebrated on Thursday today. This day has been celebrated since 1949 and is dedicated towards commemorating the valour of servicemen as well as collecting welfare funds from the citizens of India to assist the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen in need as well as aid the widows and dependents of martyrs.

Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India is being celebrated on Thursday today. This day has been celebrated since 1949 and is dedicated towards commemorating the valour of servicemen as well as collecting welfare funds from the citizens of India to assist the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen in need as well as aid the widows and dependents of martyrs.

The reason it was called a flag day was because small flags were distributed across the country among the general population.

Officer of the Kendriya Sainik Board had pinned the flag on President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

 

Let`s take a glance at some of the salient features this day:

After India attained independence, the government felt the need to constitute a welfare fund to take care of the defence personnel

The day reminds the citizens to care for the living heroes who were either wounded in action or retired from service at young age

Each year, 60,000 defence personnel are compulsorily retired

The necessity to release personnel between 35-40 years of age is required in the armed forces so that the service personnel remain young, physically fit

The KSB administers the AFFDF and it is operated by a managing committee that is headed by the defence minister

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